Bengaluru: Bharatiya Janata Party Councillor Gautam Kumar has been appointed as the new Mayor of Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike(BBMP) on Tuesday, after bagging 129 votes in his favour.
The 42-year-old Gautam Kumar won Bengaluru’s local civic body election by 17 votes with 129 votes in his favour, while 112 votes went to the Congress candidate RS Sathyanarayana.
Kumar will be serving as 54th Mayor of the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), Bengaluru’s local civic body.
Earlier, Kumar was the secretary of BJP's Shantinagar unit for four years and has also served in the State Yuva Morcha for six years.
He will replace Congress leader Gangambike Mallikarjun as Bengaluru mayor.
At Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) head office, former Mayor Gangambike Mallikarjun on Friday held her last media interaction of her tenure by releasing a book — Janate Jote Varsha Nagarika Spandaneya Haddiyalli — on people-friendly schemes she had undertaken.
Gangambike Mallikarjun said, “Cleanliness was my main aim along with banning plastic and preventing the usage of plastic. I tried to take as many measures as possible as a result of which many hotels, shops, commercial establishments, including malls, markets, convention halls and other places have drastically cut down on the usage of plastic. Some have even stopped,” she said, Indian Express reported.
“I also did campaigning against PoP idols. Stringent measures were taken to curtail people from using the idols. Due to this only 2% Ganesha idols this time were PoP. I wish the next mayor will work on the same issues and make Bengaluru plastic and PoP free in the coming months,” the Former Mayor said,Indian Express reported.